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A Journal

Glory In The Ordinary

This song was born from a sermon title I heard over ten years ago. I don’t remember much of the sermon now, but the premise still gets me to this day. The fact that Jesus walked this planet for 30 years before he ever accomplished a single miracle is puzzling. That...

Where Is Your Sting?

  My friend just died, and I'm straight up mad. There's no one to hit, no one to fight. Just death… maybe that's why it stings so bad. It's not just the loss, but the no retaliation part. Death takes from us. It steals and hides like a coward. I've been through...

EASTER

1 Cor 15:55-57 Paul says: O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. You gotta love Paul. In the whole of...

A Slave To Endeavors

Luke 24:49 And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.” In their minds, their Savior is dead. But here’s the thing, Jesus just wouldn’t stay in the ground. What is death going to do...

Agur’s Riddle

What is a Pharisee? A Pharisee is a person who has spent his life studying the law; Someone who "knows" the first five books of scripture in all its ceremony. These boys would memorize vast portions of the law orally, and by the time they became men they were masters...

Big Callings, Small Footprints

The next big thing. Isn't that what we're all shooting for? In sports, the next big thing would be the highest pick in the draft. In business, it's making the cover of Forbes magazine. If it's music, we want to be the next "big" band. Even in the faith community, we...

Render Unto Caesar

I've never seen our nation so divided, not like this. Interestingly enough, I've never seen the church so divided either. When did the church, the body of Christ, the redeemed of God Almighty, fall to the fears of politics? When? I keep hearing that there has never...

God Was With Him

GOD WAS WITH HIM That's what I want this year; a "GOD WAS WITH HIM" year. Why is this so important? Because the last person in scripture you would expect to have this spoken over is the best person to answer the question: Jesus. Acts 10:38 says: ...God anointed Jesus...

Come And See

John 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? -- They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? He saith unto them, "Come and see." John 1:46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can...

The Ink Forge

We all spend our lives being shaped by something. Sometimes for good, sometimes for bad. There is no escaping this. When I asked myself "what is The Ink Forge to me?" the driving thought that came out was shaping; as honest as I can stand, as brutal as truth can...

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